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Travel Tuesday: The Best Places To Ring In the New Year

Travel Tuesday: The Best Places To Ring In the New Year

Christopher Parr | Pursuitist
The Best Places To Ring In The New Year | The Best of Madison, Wisconsin...

Ring in 2020 in style at these wonderful New Year’s Eve destinations.

Why leave Madison? Stay in Madison and celebrate 2020 at these local destinations. 

New Year’s Eve parties will be hosted at HotelRED, The Edgewater and the Concourse.  Celebrate close to home with music and champagne. 

For couples seeking a night out on the town…

Heritage Tavern will be running a unique 4-course New Year’s Eve menu created by Chef Dan Fox. Costing $85 per person.

My personal favorite, L’Etoile. James Beard award-winning chef Tory Miller will be presenting a delicious 3-course New Year’s Eve Menu. Costing $95 per person. 

For a quick drive away… Visit Chicago.

There will be a Gala Event at Navy Pier. This is the “It” event for Chicago. Firework over Navy Pier. Music, food and dancing.

For something more intimate…. 

Ring in the new year in style at the Four Seasons Chicago. One of our favorite hotels, offering a unique New Year’s Eve dinner. 

Additionally, check in to the completely renovated Ritz-Carlton Chicago, which we’ve named of the best luxury hotel of Chicago. This is a wonderful property on Michigan Avenue, located within the WaterTower Place. Their New Year’s Eve event costs $120 per person, features champagne, charcuterie, desserts and live music.

Also read: Ritz-Carlton Chicago Review, Inside Chicago’s Best Luxury Hotel

For an exceptional New Year’s Eve…

Time Square is the classic destination to ring in 2020.

Avoid the crowds. Stay warm. Two exceptional hotels are offering terrific views of the Ball Drop in Time Square

Hyatt Centric and Renaissance New York Times Square. Both hotels are hosting New Year’s Eve parties that are super exclusive and include open bars, appetizers and music… Packages range from $1,500 to $5,000

Renaissance New York Times Square’s R Lounge offers direct views of the ball-drop.  Tickets are available by reservation, starting at $1,500 per person, all the way up to $16,000 for the private VIP front row seats. 

For Warm Destination…

Viva Las Vegas. The lights, the music, the celebrations and the grand fireworks – but without the need to bundle up.

The Bellagio, The Waldorf-Astoria, and The Cosmopolitan. All are offering parties and NYE festivities, ranging from $500-800 per night.